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Poster: Ray Timmermans Date: Jan 10, 2009 11:41am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Ugly Google preface before book

Is there a way to do it using a DJVU? PDF's are way too large.

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Jan 10, 2009 11:11pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Ugly Google preface before book

if you pay for the full version of Adobe PDF reader, I think you get the option of splitting PDF files into sections, the free version has that option disabled. I think Foxit has the same.

do a search on Cnet for a free PDF file splitter, I don't recall seeing one there, but then, I was not looking for that. try other places too.

not sure what you are meaning on PDF file size being too big when you want to split a section off, however I am able to scan text documents into PDF format, and found the same document ends up into different byte size as PDF depending on PDF creator and scan settings.

either scan into PDF as editable text which can be OCRed, or just scan as a image. also smaller sizes of PDF result from decreasing scan resolution, and colour range, and sometimes just plain black and white is better than colour or grey tones anyway.

find an option to scan as text only, if you don't need text AND graphics scanned.

some software is simply more efficient in creating PDF files that other software, I thinks you get what you pay for. pay more, the software generate smaller byte size PDFs.

possibly what will work is use a PDF printer (from Cnet for free, mines CutePDF writer) to print your PDF document into a smaller PDF file. but you might lose too much quality to be worthwhile.

one trick that works sometimes, depending on number of pages, is scan into a MS Word Document, then convert that into PDF.

and i wonder why Google and the Archive have not set standards for uploaders to follow, the minimum file size, maximum quality trade off

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Poster: Ray Timmermans Date: Jan 11, 2009 3:05am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Ugly Google preface before book

I'm looking for the DJVU equivalent of what Acrobat Pro does. I already have the Acrobat professional, but since DJVU files are much smaller to start with, I'd rather edit them than download the PDFs.

I've heard of a program called "djvused" that is supposed to edit djvu files but haven't been able to locate it on the net in Windows format.

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jan 11, 2009 6:36am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Ugly Google preface before book

Perhaps this will help.

http://ask.metafilter.com/92887/Program-to-edit-Djvu-files

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Poster: Jim Carlile Date: Apr 15, 2009 11:49pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Ugly Google preface before book

Open Office 3 has a PDF editor-- and the whole shebang is free and definitely worth having:

http://mltan100.blogspot.com/2008/06/free-pdf-editor.html

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Poster: Ray Timmermans Date: Apr 16, 2009 8:41am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Ugly Google preface before book

I don't need a PDF editor. Already have one. As the post says, I'm looking for a DJVU editor.

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